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CARIS USA Relocates To Alexandria

CARIS USA, a specialized mapping software company based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, is moving its Washington, DC, operations to Alexandria, according to the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, Inc.(AEDP). The new offices will be located at 415 N. Alfred St.

Prompted by the company's growing sales and support team, CARIS USA chose Alexandria because it’s "a great place to live and work," said CARIS Vice President Paul Cooper. "We are looking forward to getting settled in to our new office. We also greatly appreciate the assistance of AEDP in welcoming us to the city."

CARIS's product line finds ready applications in the field of land management, municipal planning, seafloor and ocean mapping and chart production. The new facility, which they hope to move in to this month, will expand their abilities to offer local sales and support as well as better serve existing clients, according to the company.

<b>Alexandria Development Authority Issues $64 Million Bond</b>

A new five floor office condominium to house the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will be financed through the issuance of $64 million in revenue bonds issued by the Alexandria Industrial Development Authority (AIDA). The funds will be used to acquire and fully equip ASCO's new headquarters building at Carlyle Overlook, 2318 Mill Road.

The financing assistance, approved in April, will allow ASCO, currently headquartered in Alexandria, to grow while consolidating its operations in a single building now spread throughout three structures. Since its creation in 1964, ASCO has expanded significantly now employing 240 people at its headquarters, according to AIDA.

The 123,085 square foot facility, located adjacent to the U.S. Federal Courthouse and the Westin Alexandria, is part of the continuing office and residential construction in Carlyle. AIDA works closely with the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership to promote the bond-financing program to assist qualified businesses and organizations wishing to make an investment in Alexandria.